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Thursday, June 30, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real} -- June 30th and some blogging updates


My tomato plants!  Oh, the delight of homegrown tomatoes.
In fact, I'd call them BEAUTIFUL not just pretty!


This is an old picture from late May.  Hubby and I went out "on the town"- our small town, that is. It was a very happy night.


This took place in my backyard about an hour ago!
Summer joys: this hammock is the source of many of them.

(get it...REEL)

Yes, a REEL mower.  This is our new mower.  There are many things I love about it and a few I don't.  One thing I do makes for a pretty decent work out.  Most mornings I get up early and spend about 30 minutes pushing this thing around the yard.  (The new yard is large enough I can only do about 1/4 per day...well, I could do more, but I like stretching it out.)  Another thing I love about it: It is so quiet I can enjoy catching up on my podcasts.

Enjoy more at Like Mother, Like Daughter.

And the updates...

Sorry for the unplanned and unannounced blogging hiatus.  Wish I could say I had some great reason, but it was really just summer.  It always takes us a little bit of time to get our summer schedule going...and then we took an unexpected trip to visit dear friends in Little Rock.  (Photos on our family blog and probably some posted here soon.)

I've been thinking a lot lately about blogging.  I keep thinking I'm done with it, but I can't quite give it up.  One blogging friend said she feels "bored" with the internet...and maybe that is part of it.  Or maybe it is that I feel boring myself.  Am I boring you?  It's a thought anyway.  Another blogging friend said she just isn't sure what her blog is going to become...she feels things have changes so much as her kids have moved out of their preschool/early elementary ages...and maybe that is part of it.  Although I do still have a toddler.

Anyway, I not totally sure what blogging has in store for me.  I plan to keep plugging along perhaps in a more personal and familial way.  This blog gets many hits (and a few emails) about Classical Conversations.  This was a nice way to gain some traffic, but it has left me feeling sort of trapped.    I'm just not a CC evangelist.  It works for us, but that is about the best I can say.  So, if you are subscribed because you are hoping for lots more posts about CC, I can't promise them.  They may indeed happen here and there, but it won't really be a main thrust of this blog.

So, I'll just keep blogging and see where I end up.  Hopefully, I'll still have some readers when I get there - wherever that is.

Happy summer, and a day late: Blessed Feast of Saints Peter and Paul!


Sandy said...

I frequently think about stopping, but I never actually do. I slow down and speed up, but I never leave completely. Maybe we just all want to feel we're being heard.

mamatigerj said...

I am happy to read another post from you; I hope you don't decide to stop altogether anytime soon. Your tomatoes are indeed beautiful!


Kerry said...

Hi, Sandy! I think you are right - we do want to be heard. It isn't always easy to tell on a blog. :) But then I figure just getting onto the "page" is enough sometimes.

Juanita - thank you for your kind words about the tomatoes...and the post. :) And by the way, I think the bride was VERY beautiful..and I just loved those bridesmaids' dresses!

Amy Plank said...


I read your blog because I enjoy your outlook on the world - on parenting and educating your children, and I've especially enjoyed learning more about the church year.

I think people blog because they want to be heard. You can write all this stuff in a personal journal, but blogging about your life gives it a voice. I have personally benefitted from the voice of your life, and I thank you.


Anonymous said...

Ditto to Amy. Although I found your blog through searching about CC, I've subscribed because I like hearing what life's like in another homeschooler's home, not to compare but to appreciate as one appreciates art. Your pictures are so beautiful and fun. Your blog have been a resource of encouragement and interest.


DebD said...

I've also thought about giving up on blogging but can't quite do it. I've just let it slow down. But, it is good to hear from you again

Jennifer said...

I found your blog when I was looking for information on CC and TOG, but I stayed because I loved reading about your adoption story, your new home, and your family. Maybe I should just read your family blog, huh? Anyway, I just wanted to say that I do enjoy your blog; I don't find you boring; and I'm not sticking around for more on CC - our boys are actually headed to school in the fall (maybe for the year, maybe not? we'll see). I think your blog should be what you want it to be. Readers will stay of they will go, and that's ok. Happy Summer. I LOVE the Hammock photo - I remember doing that at my parents' when I was little. There is just something awesome about being parallel to the ground clinging onto nothing but net!

Kerry said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I really didn't post this in order to elicit praise, but I'll store it up in my heart.

Jessica said...

Kerry, I read your blog just because I like you and your blog. Write about whatever you want; it'll be good 'cause it's you.

And write whenever you want. I think everyone but the professionals take unexpected breaks from time to time. Busy times wax and wane, and if you post a lot, it's great, 'cause get to read it. And if you post just now and then, it's great, because then we get a nice surprise when your posts show up in our readers.